Lag BaOmer

In classic Jewish tradition, Lag BaOmer signifies the last day of the plague that killed many of Rabbi Akiva's disciples. In Zionist history, and more so after the founding of the state of Israel, the holiday was imbued with modern themes, that express the resurrection of the Jewish people. Costums such as the lightning of bonfires and archery contests that serve as a throw back to heroic  tales about Simeon Bar Yochai and Bar Cochva.  The posters presented here depict some of these costums, as well as reminders about fire safety. Have a happy and safe holiday!